Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into bone

Although poorly understood, injury and illness are known to spark transition of heart cells into bone. Research shows how this process may occur and what could help prevent it

Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into boneUnder normal conditions, tissues outside of bones do not calcify. However, as we age and in individuals with diabetes and kidney disease, the calcification can appear in other tissue types. This mineralization has been observed in the blood vessels, kidney, and heart. When it occurs in the heart, it can disrupt the normal transmission of […]

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heart

After examining teeth and arteries of over 500 people, researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three times more likely to have a heart attack — than patients with healthy teeth

Bacteria from your tooth infection can affect your heart  Put off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those in need of a root canal were nearly three […]

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Heart transplanted from Indore to Mumbai in record two hours

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya PradeshOn November 8, Mumbai saw its second successful inter-state heart transplant. The donor’s heart was transported from Subash hospital, Indore, to Fortis hospital in Mulund in record two hours. The surgery, carried out by a team of doctors at Fortis, saved life of a 46-year-old man from Alibaug, Raigad. The recipient was suffering from dilated […]

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the difference

Two terms with different meanings and how important it is to know what they mean

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the differenceHeart Attack  It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is restricted. The primary culprit is typically coronary heart disease, which causes plaque to build up inside arteries; if the plaque ruptures, it creates a blood clot that can block blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle. Without sufficient oxygen, […]

On a prayer, hoping for a miracle: Three-year-old needs urgent heart transplant

With only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya is wait-listed at Mumbai's Fortis hospital for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest

On a prayer, hoping for a miracle: Three-year-old needs urgent heart transplantWith only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya’s parents are waiting for a miracle that will give their only child a new lease of life. The girl is wait-listed at Fortis hospital in Mumbai for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest. “She needs a heart transplant urgently as only […]
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